Our first full day in Rome was a national holiday, so there were tons of festivities going on. We ventured just outside the Vatican City, mainly around the Villa Borghese. Here we saw beautiful gardens, fountains, views of the city, and really impressive roller blading. We enjoy wandering through the streets people watching, and taking in the gorgeous architecture.
Our second day Abbi's family arrived and we toured the Vatican Museum, including the Sistine Chapel. Again, we were not disappointed by the beautiful statues, fountains, and art work. It has been interesting to see the various styles of paintings throughout the countries, especially in the detailed pieces. We ended the evening climbing the Spanish Steps, and having a nice dinner in the city (followed by Gelato of course!)
We started our final full day bright and early back in Vatican City at the St. Peter's Basilica. Although the line (or que as they call it here) was long, it moved quickly and was definitely worth the wait. We then went to the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. All of these were amazing, and places i've wanted to go since learning about them in Latin back in High-School. We bought the Roma pass which allows you to skip the lines, free fare on public transportation, and free entrance to your first museum. Because of this we were able to get into the Colosseum quickly, and without having to buy additional tickets.
We're now headed to London (or will be once the weather clears up enough for our flight to leave) and can't be more excited, even though or Italian tans may fade. Once landing in London we will head right to Bath!